***Translation:November 2021***

 

~~ Original by Noisette ~~

Thank you Annick for permission to translate your tutorials.

Translated by Chris (acbdesigns)

Tested by Celine

 

Materials: 

 

Disclaimer: Each Graphic is the property of the original artist to whom the copyright belongs and may not be placed in a collection or offered for sale on-line or otherwise.

This translation is written with PSP 2020 Ultimate, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

Acknowledgements:

      Mask by Lula                  

    All other materials by Noisette          

Plugins:

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Mehdi - Seamless Border

Filter Factory - Gallery N - Wee Scratches ***

&<Background Designers IV - @Night Shadow Pool ***

Alien Skin - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass

<I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0

*** Import into Filters Unlimited

 

Preparations:

Place the Selections into the Selections folder of PSP

Double click on the Alien Skin Preset to install it

Open all other files in PSP and  minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to #061728       

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #6da7df       

          

    Note: When working with your own colors, adjust the Blend Mode/Opacity at your own discretion

    If you are using different colors you may need to colorize some of the original elements

Set your Foreground to Gradient (Corel_06_029) - Style: Sunburst

&  

The Tutorial:

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01

Open a new Transparent image 900 X 600px

Fill the image with the Gradient 

 

02

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

03

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - &<Background Designers IV> - @ Night Shadow Pool - Default settings

 

04

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds - #ffffff

 

05

Effects - Texture Effects - Blinds

 

06

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster 2)

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Fill the Selection with the Background Colour

Selections - Select None

 

07

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew - Foreground Colour

 

08

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Seamless Border

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

09

Adjust - Add/Remove - Add Noise

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

 

10

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Multiply

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/50/44  Colour: #000000

 

11

Activate the Middle Layer  (Raster 2)

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster 3)

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "noel21-noisette01 "

Fill the Selection with White #ffffff

Selections - Select None

 

12

Open "christmas pine tree.png" from tray

Edit - Copy

Magic Wand:

 

On your work image: Select the first frame

Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: -11/11/50/44  Colour: #000000

Keep selected

 

13

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Preset - "noel21-noisette" 

Selections - Select None.

Note: if the Preset isn't working for you, use these settings in the Basic Tab:

 

14

Repeat steps 30 to 34  to fill the other two squares

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: -11/11/50/44  Colour: #000000

 

15

Layers - Duplicate (Twice)

Activate Raster 3

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these values for the X: and Y: positions on the Toolbar

X: 8.00   Y: 211.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

16

Image - Free Rotate

 

17

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 24

 

18

Activate Copy of Raster 3

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 30

Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory - Gallery N - Wee Scratches

 

19

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these values for the X: and Y: positions on the Toolbar

X: 0.00   Y: 92.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Overlay

 

20

Activate Copy 2 of Raster 3

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster 4)

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "noel21-noisette02 "

Fill the Selection with #1a4079

Selections - Select None

 

21

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

 

22

Staying on Copy of Raster 4:

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

 

23

Activate the Layer below (Raster 4)

Selection Tool (S) - Custom Selection

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

 

24

Activate the Top Layer

Layers - New Raster Layer (Raster 5)

Fill the Layer with the Background Colour:  #061728

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "lula-masque1.jpg"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Soft Light

 

25

Open "etoiles-noisette.png"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster 5)

No need to move

 

26

Open "etoilesbleues-noisette.png"  from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster 6)

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these values for the X: and Y: positions on the Toolbar

X: 0.00   Y: 0.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

27

Open "carresbleues-noisette.png" from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster 7)

No need to move

 

28

Open "textes-noel2021-noisette.png from tray

Edit - Copy

OnOn your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer (Raster 8)

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these values for the X: and Y: positions on the Toolbar

X: 179.00   Y: 37.00

Press M to close the Pick Tool

 

29

Activate Copy two of Raster 3

Layers - Duplicate

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Image - Resize - 20% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Image - Free Rotate

30

Pick Tool (K)

Move to the Bottom Right like this:

 

31

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Move to the Top Right like this:

 

32

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 5px - #ffffff

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric checked - 1px - 1a4079

Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

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Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

Celine: